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San Diego, CA

 GENERAL PURPOSE OF JOB: Under the direction of the DCS, manages day to day functions of the SS Department. 

  • Oversees scheduling needs of the department

  • Participate in the orientation and precepting of social workers and interns

  • Assist with PI Project needed

  • Conducts psychosocial assessments to document and identify preliminary issues for treatment focus

  • Participates in the formulation  of patient’s treatment plans, including the establishment of treatment goals and objectives

  • Monitors and document patient’s progress in achieving treatment goals and objectives in group notes, as well as through individual and family sessions

  • Consult with doctors, case managers and nursing staff as needed to provide quality patient care including contacts outpatient treatment providers as needed

  • Oversee the monthly audits for the social services department

  • Conducts family therapy sessions for patients and family members as needed

  • Provides process-oriented group therapies, as well as conducting educational and other didactic groups as assigned

  • Reports to community and/or state agencies regarding any patient issues as required by law

  • Complies with facility safety, infection control and security program

  • Supports facility internal and external customer service standards

  • Performs related duties, as requested

  • Upholds the Organization’s ethics and customer service standards.

 ASW required LCSW preferred with at least 1-2 years of experience in bahavioral health.
Masters degree in social work or equivalent masters degree in a recognized mental health field; experience in inpatient setting preferred; written and oral communications skills, skills in case management, time management, and crisis intervention common to acute psychotic as well as to non-violent crises  intervention practice.  Knowledge of acute adult psychological disorders; advanced principals of abnormal psychology as specifically applied to adults; familiarly with follow-up resource services available to adults;  skills in  conducting  marital and family group therapy. Skills in maintaining information  as highly confidential; must demonstrate the ability to treat other age populations as needed or have the capacity to develop skills through the organization's cross-training, orientation program.  In the absence of these qualifications upon hire, must demonstrate ability to learn these concepts and develop these skills within reasonable time frame.  Ability to clearly summarize pertinent clinical information via written correspondence and medical records documentation.


  • Ability to stoop, kneel, crouch, reach, walk, push, pull, lift, moving about in work area and throughout organization to accomplish tasks, finger (i.e., pick or type) and grasp.  Ability to express and exchange ideas via spoken word, conveying information to others in an audible, accurate and, on occasion, quick manner.  Able to perceive the nature of sounds with no less than 40 db. loss at Hz, 1000 Hz and 2000 Hz with or without correction; perceive detailed information through oral communication and to make fine discriminations in sound.  Perform repetitive motions with wrists, hands and fingers.
  • Work is primarily sedentary in nature requiring occasional exertion of up to 10 pounds of force to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.
  • Work requires visual acuity to read, prepare, and analyze data, transcriptions, and characters on computer terminal; visual inspection of documents, and similar objects or items at distances generally close to the eyes.
  • Worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions; conditions are typical of office settings and administrative work.
  • Must be able to concentrate on work amid distractions such as noise, conversations, and foot traffic; must be able to consistently meet deadlines regardless of case load; must be flexible in work hours in order to meet patient and organization operating needs.
  • Must maintain self-control in volatile or hostile situations such as when verbally or physically confronted.
  • Must be able to set therapeutic limits and maintain therapeutic distance with clients; maintains therapeutic boundaries with patients during treatment and following discharge.
  • Must be able to address and prioritize multiple task demands within established time frames.